Econolodge is an average 2-star interstate hotel. If that is all you seek, it will be acceptable.
We wanted an inexpensive place to stay for Drake Relays, and ended up here. I had low expectations, but they were slightly exceeded. The property is a little run-down and could use a fresh coat of paint and other cosmetic work, but our room was clean and decent sized.
The beds were not particularly comfortable, there is almost no bathroom counter space, and the television was older and somewhat strange to operate, but we were not expecting luxury.
Breakfast was unexceptional, but was relatively quiet and less chaotic than many other places.
Through some sort of Hotwire ordering mishap, we were originally booked into a smoking room. We called twice in advance, asking to be switched to a non-smoking room, and were told nothing was available. When I checked in, the front desk clerk did graciously move us to a non-smoking room, and I am thankful for her service.
If you want a simple, basic 2-star hotel that is close to the interstate, the Econolodge on Merle Hay Road will work.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our extremely convenient location near Interstates 80 and 35 makes this Des Moines discount hotel your ideal lodging destination. As our valued guest, you can enjoy additional amenities as: Free Easy Starts® deluxe continental breakfast Free WiFi Guest laundry facilities You don’t need to sacrifice key amenities when you’re trying to be economical. We invite you to relax in your guest room which features a refrigerator, microwave, desk, coffee maker, iron and ironing board and flat screen TV. Some rooms also feature a sofa sleeper. Suites which feature a whirlpool and a balcony are also available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Des Moines Iowa